Redefining Government Cybersecurity: Automate, Innovate, Integrate

Do you ever feel like it’s Groundhog Day when dealing with cybersecurity in government? Evolving threats, aging legacy systems, budget constraints, workforce gaps, mandate upon mandate – you’ve heard it all before. Agencies have been battling these challenges day after day for years.

This feeling of déjà vu is why agencies at all levels are setting out to redefine government cybersecurity and take a more proactive approach. They’re starting to invest in emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) to supplement modest staff sizes. They’re putting security at the forefront as millions of devices and data points are added to our connected world and automating threat detection. They’re marrying security with DevOps and finding new ways to attract and train cyber talent.

However, to really get these cybersecurity investments off the ground and running, the government needs to embrace open dialogue and discussion to spark true transformation.

The 15th Annual Symantec Government Symposium will bring together 800 attendees from the public and private sectors on Tuesday, October 30 in Washington, D.C. to foster dialogue on the most pressing government cybersecurity challenges of today.

The theme for the 2018 Symposium is “Cyber Redefine: Automated, Innovative, Integrated” and the program will feature:

  • A keynote address from William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Ed Wilson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, Defense Department.
  • The Cyber Awards ceremony and panel discussion.
  • Five break-out tracks with an impressive speaker lineup covering everything from cyber evolution and security modernization to IoT, cloud security and cyber policy.
  • A fireside chat panel focused on workforce for an automated security world.
  • A state and local session and webinar.
  • TechXpo, where attendees can explore innovative cybersecurity solutions, programs and simulations with industry and government exhibitors.

Previous keynote speakers include Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications; Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia; Gen. Colin Powell; Ted Koppel; Beth Cobert, Acting Director, Office of Personnel Management and James Comey and Robert Mueller, former FBI Directors.

The Symantec Government Symposium will be held at the Marriot Marquis at 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Registration begins at 7:30am with sessions running from 8:15am to 2:30pm. If you’d like to attend, you can register here:

For more information, contact Taylor Fincik at [email protected]

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